Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Melbourne, Australia

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Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 9.4 km
Ascend 246 m
Descend 242 m

Explore Melbourne in Australia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in MelbourneIndividual Sights in Melbourne

Sight 1: Saint James Old Cathedral

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Saint James Old Cathedral Shkuru Afshar / CC BY-SA 4.0

St James Old Cathedral, an Anglican church, is the oldest church in Melbourne, Australia, albeit not on its original site. It is one of the relatively few buildings in the central city which predate the Victorian gold rush of 1851. The building was dismantled and relocated in 1914 to a corner site of King Street and Batman Street.

Wikipedia: St James Old Cathedral (EN), Website

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Flagstaff Gardens

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Flagstaff Gardens is the oldest park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, first established in 1862. Today it is one of the most visited and widely used parks in the city by residents, nearby office workers and tourists. The gardens are notable for their archaeological, horticultural, historical and social significance to the history of Melbourne.

Wikipedia: Flagstaff Gardens (EN)

1074 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 3: Coop's Shot Tower

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Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1889 and is 50 metres high. The historic building was saved from demolition in 1973 and was incorporated into Melbourne Central complex in 1991 underneath an 84 m-high conical glass roof.

Wikipedia: Coop's Shot Tower (EN)

396 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Greek Precinct

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The Greek Precinct, Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, is a Greek cultural area centred on the eastern end of Lonsdale Street in the Melbourne city centre. The area runs adjacent to Melbourne Chinatown on Little Bourke Street.

Wikipedia: Greek Precinct, Melbourne (EN), Website

512 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Bourke Street Mall

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Bourke Street is one of the main streets in the Melbourne central business district and a core feature of the Hoddle Grid. It was traditionally the entertainment hub of inner-city Melbourne, and is now also a popular tourist destination and tram thoroughfare.

Wikipedia: Bourke Street, Melbourne (EN)

357 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Block Arcade

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Block Arcadea.canvas.of.light from Melbourne, Australia / CC BY 2.0

The Block Arcade is an historic shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Constructed between 1891 and 1893, it is considered one of the late Victorian era's finest shopping arcades and ranks among Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions.

Wikipedia: Block Arcade, Melbourne (EN)

257 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Melbourne Town Hall

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Melbourne Town Hall, often referred to as simply Town Hall, is the administrative seat of the local municipality of the City of Melbourne and the primary offices of the Lord Mayor and city councillors of Melbourne. Located on the northeast corner of Swanston and Collins street in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, the building was completed in 1887 and heritage listed on the Victorian Heritage Register in 1974. The building is frequently used for art and cultural events such as concerts, festivals, theatrical plays and exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Melbourne Town Hall (EN), Website

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Melbourne City Square

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Melbourne City Square Mat Connolley (Matnkat) / CC BY 2.5

The City Square was a public plaza located in the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The site was bounded by Swanston Street, Collins Street, Flinders Lane and the Westin Hotel. The historic landmarks of Melbourne Town Hall and St Paul’s Cathedral were across the streets to the north and south respectively.

Wikipedia: City Square, Melbourne (EN)

166 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Young & Jacksons

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Young & Jacksons Mat Connolley (Matnkat) / CC BY 2.5

Young and Jackson is a hotel in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. Established in 1861, it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Wikipedia: Young and Jackson Hotel (EN), Website

296 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: ACMI

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ACMI, formerly the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, is Australia's national museum of screen culture including film, television, videogames, digital culture and art. ACMI was established in 2002 and is based at Federation Square in Melbourne, Victoria.

Wikipedia: ACMI (museum) (EN), Website

36 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Federation Square

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Federation SquareJorge Láscar from Australia / CC BY 2.0

Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the Melbourne central business district. It covers an area of 3.2 ha at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets built above busy railway lines and across the road from Flinders Street station. It incorporates major cultural institutions such as the Ian Potter Centre, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Koorie Heritage Trust as well as cafes and bars in a series of buildings centred around a large paved square, and a glass walled atrium.

Wikipedia: Federation Square (EN), Website

410 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Hamer Hall

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Hamer Hall is a 2,466 seat concert hall, the largest indoor venue at Arts Centre Melbourne, used for orchestra and contemporary music performances. It was designed by Roy Grounds as part of the Cultural Centre that comprised the National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Centre Melbourne. It was opened as the "Melbourne Concert Hall" in 1982 and was renamed Hamer Hall in honour of Rupert Hamer shortly after his death in 2004.

Wikipedia: Hamer Hall, Melbourne (EN), Website

299 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: National Gallery of Victoria

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The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest and most visited art museum.

Wikipedia: National Gallery of Victoria (EN), Website

402 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: MPavillion

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MPavillionRob Deutscher from Melbourne, Australia / CC BY 2.0

MPavilion is a temporary pavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, erected annually since 2014. The event is sponsored by philanthropist Naomi Milgrom. Initially the project was planned for four years, but later it was extended by another two, until 2019. It is used for various art events, after which each pavilion is gifted to the city and moved to a permanent location.

Wikipedia: MPavilion (EN), Website

87 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Queen Victoria Gardens

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Queen Victoria Gardens The original uploader was Tirin at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Queen Victoria Gardens are Melbourne's memorial to Queen Victoria. Located on 4.8 hectares opposite the Victorian Arts Centre and National Gallery of Victoria, bounded by St Kilda Road, Alexandra Avenue and Linlithgow Avenue.

Wikipedia: Queen Victoria Gardens (EN)

667 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 16: Kings Domain

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Kings Domain Photograph by Greg O'Beirne / CC BY 2.5

Kings Domain is an area of parklands in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It surrounds Government House Reserve, the home of the governors of Victoria, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and the Shrine Reserve incorporating the Shrine of Remembrance.

Wikipedia: Kings Domain (EN)

1205 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 17: Birrarung Marr

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Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Yarra River. It was opened in 2002. The name refers to the bank of Birrarung, the 'river of mists', in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people, the Indigenous inhabitants at the time of European colonisation of the Melbourne area.

Wikipedia: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne (EN)

1528 meters / 18 minutes

Sight 18: Yarra Park

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Yarra Park Alexander Sheko / CC BY-SA 2.0

Yarra Park is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct, the premier sporting precinct of Victoria, Australia. Located in Yarra Park is the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and numerous sporting fields and ovals, including the associated sporting complexes of Melbourne and Olympic Parks. The park and sporting facilities are located in the inner-suburb of East Melbourne. In the late 1850s, many of the earliest games of Australian rules football were played at Yarra Park, which was known at the time as the Richmond Paddock.

Wikipedia: Yarra Park (EN), Website

1382 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 19: St Ignatius' Church

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St Ignatius' Church, Richmond is a Roman Catholic church located in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond, Victoria, Australia. It is one of the largest churches in Melbourne outside of the central business district. It is located in a prominent position, the highest point in Richmond, on Church Street.

Wikipedia: St Ignatius' Church, Richmond (EN)

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